Ogetsu Hime / Katsu-Ju

Katsudon is the most common dish I order when trying out new Japanese resto. Ogetsu Hime’s take on my go to dish is quite good. The pork is thick yet so tender. It is paired with mild flavored sauce served on top of Japanese steamed rice. The meal also comes with miso soup. Also try…

Locavore / Kinilaw

Locavore offers a variety Kinilaw that suits your taste. Kinilaw is a raw seafood dish native to the Philippines, similar to ceviche. It is more accurately a cooking process that relies on vinegar to denature the ingredients, rather than a dish, as it can also be used to prepare meat and vegetables [via Wikipedia] Fresh…

Din Tai Fung / Salted Egg Yolk Prawn

Din Tai Fung is popular for their Xiao Long Bao. But they also offer wide variety of Taiwanese dish that you will surely love. If you are craving for salted egg goodness, try out their Salted Egg Yolk Prawn. It is basically peeled prawn tossed in rich salted egg sauce. You can pair it with…

Kanin Club / Crispy Dinuguan

Kanin Club’s most popular dish is Crispy Dinuguan. Dinuguan is a Filipino savory stew of pork offal and/or meat simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili, and vinegar (via Wikipedia). The traditional soft offal/meat is made crunchy and crispy which makes it an instant hit. Sure this dish is not…

XO 46 Heritage Bistro / Lechon Cebu con Salsa Oliva

This is not your typical lechon. It comes with ‘olive’ sauce and the meat is much tender. The skin is crunchy, more like fried than roasted. For the taste, it’s either you like it or hate it since its very different from the lechon or roasted pig we know. So if you are looking for…

Green Pastures / Roast Pork Sisig and Eggplant Torta

Green Pastures latest take on one of the most loved Filipino dish Sisig is a winner. It’s basically tortang talong topped with rich flavored lechon sisig. A must try 😊 Green Pastures Shangrila Plaza, Level 4, East Wing, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong Rating: 4/5

Manila COOP / Banana Smores Cake + Cafe Latte

One of my favorite chill place in San Juan. They serve good coffee and cakes here. I love their banana smores cake. Good for sharing. A must try! Happy Sunday 🙂 Manila COOP 189 A. Mabini, Additon Hills, San Juan Rating: 4/5

Paparazzi at Edsa Shangri-la / Risotto

If you are craving for a nice Risotto, check out Paparazzi’s offerings. Risotto con porcini Risotto taleggio e pancietta Risotto de mare Must try 👌 Paparazzi at Edsa Shangri-la Mezzanine Level, Tower Wing, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong Rating: 4.5/5

Dohtonbori / Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill” (source Wikipedia). At Dohtonbori, they have special seats for live cooking of your Okonomiyaki. Fun Japanese dining experience. Dohtonbori 8 Missouri St, Greenhills, San…

Morganfields / Shrimp Garlic Skewer

Shrimps marinated Southern-American style with mix veggies and rice. Simple yet satisfying meal. Morganfield’s Ayala 30th Mall Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig Rating: 3.5/5

Nono’s / Homestyle Fried Chicken

Two pieces of crispy boneless “homestyle” fried chicken fillet with country style gravy and honey, served with dinner rolls, corn on the cob, and a choice of fries or rice. Chicken lacks flavor especially if you compare it with Kettle’s similar chicken offerings. Dinner rolls is just OK. Corn is tough as raw. Just one…